Monroe Police responded to a report of a car accident and found a man who was shot lying on the sidewalk beside a bridge Sunday evening.
Two men are dead and a third injured in a Wednesday evening shooting just yards away from the Wingate University campus.
The shooter is still at large, but Wingate Police are following all available leads. Emergency communication traffic suggests authorities are searching for two suspects in an older brown sedan.
The Union County Board of County Commissioners extended a second settlement offer to the Union County Board of Education Monday night.
The Union County Board of Commissioners voted to abolish the combined human services board that advises the Union County Human Services Department.
Two Union County football teams are facing off in the state semifinal round for the first time ever when Parkwood travels to Monroe on Friday.
Parkwood gave up two turnovers for touchdowns in a late October game at Monroe and went on to lose by 39 points. With much higher stakes this time, Rebels coach Lynn Coble is emphasizing ball security when the two teams meet again in the state semifinal round.
Parkwood High's football team is in the state semfinals for the first time since 1972 after a 24-14 road win over Hunter Huss. The Rebels will play at Monroe next week.
The Rebels are in the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1972 after a 17-7 road win over Forest Hills. "We're making history," said Parkwood senior linebacker Cory Rape.
It started with 21 women in the home of Mrs. A.M. Crowell. It was Nov. 28, 1913, and the Women of the Word were just getting started. In those days, the group from St. Luke’s Lutheran was called the Women’s Missionary Society, and each woman was responsible for the five-cent dues.
Last week we made pumpkin puree. This week, it’s time to put that puree to good use. It’s time to make (cue the dramatic music) … pumpkin pie!
Historically, our average frost date (the date when the temperature drops below 32 degrees F) is around October 12th.
The first of our fall beet crop was harvested at Windcrest Farm this week for market. Both a fall and a spring crop, beets are fast growing, easy to grow in the home garden and give us not only a nutritious, versatile root vegetable but wonderful greens also. Beets include red, gold, white, and striped varieties.
My father and I have a complex relationship, and it’s because of him that I also have a complex relationship with the kitchen.
It is a tragic irony that Union County has marked the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness month with a knife attack by a husband that was so brutal that his wife had to be airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte while her husband fled to Rock Hill, S.C.
A year ago, the County Commissioners made a whipping boy of the public school system, blaming its excesses for the financial woes of the county and accusing the administration of spending money like “drunken sailors.”
That was political rhetoric.
Mike Helms, Monroe
Michael Faulkenberry, Indian Trail